Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

This garlic mashed cauliflower recipe is bound to make your mouth water. This healthy recipe puts a new spin on traditional mashed potatoes by making the mash less carb-heavy and that much more healthy. Try it for one, or for all, of your special holiday meals this season.

Makes 1 serving of vegetables.


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fat-free cream cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper



  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat non-stick spray in a small skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until softened about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Transfer half the cauliflower to a food processor; cover and blend on high. Add remaining cauliflower florets, one at a time, until vegetables are creamy. Blend in garlic, cream cheese, salt, and black pepper.


Makes 4 servings


Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 59
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Sodium: 235mg
  • Sugar: 5g

Adapted from .

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